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Archive - 2014

May 14th

Surging Lady Cardinals top Ramettes in extra innings

May 15, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – DuBois Central Catholic mounted a furious comeback in the late innings Wednesday to complete a 16-10 win in eight innings and spoil Johnsonburg's Senior Night celebration in the process.
The Ramettes were staked to an 8-3 lead after five innings only to squander it away with a mistake-riddled six-run sixth inning by the Lady Cardinals to pull ahead by a run. Johnsonburg tied the score with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning before DCC knocked in six more runs in the eighth inning

Rams lose season finale to DCC, 7-1

May 15, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – In many ways, Wednesday was the end of an era for Johnsonburg baseball.
Johnsonburg lost 7-1 to DuBois Central Catholic Wednesday afternoon in the final game for seniors Cole Peterson, Cameron Grumley, Taylor Feronti, Eric Bevacqua and Nate Field.

May 13th

RASD to begin superintendent search

May 14, 2014

The Ridgway Area School Board of Directors approved the resignation of district superintendent Dr. Michael O'Brien on Tuesday evening. It was moved by Dave Parsons and seconded by Kathy Lampman that the board accept the resignation of O'Brien, effective Aug. 8, with regret. The motion was carried unanimously, aside from Gloria Almquist-Shull and Cindy Allegretto who were not present at the meeting.
Following the acceptance of the resignation, the district announced a schedule for their superintendent search which, according to district finance manager Brent Rhoads, is "tentative."

Supervisors discuss seismic testing

May 14, 2014

Bryant Mitchell, seismic permit manager for Blueline Geo, was on hand Tuesday night to discuss upcoming seismic testing to be conducted throughout Elk County.
"The majority of the testing will be conducted on game lands and there are 1,600 private landowners who also received letters, with over 1,000 of those landowners having one acre," Mitchell said. "This is for the whole project itself and I don't know exactly for how many in the township."
Residents throughout Elk County recently received letters from Blueline Geo regarding future seismic testing throughout the area.

School Board approves proposed budget

May 14, 2014

The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors approved a proposed budget for 2014-15, which was passed by a 5-2 vote.
Board members Aimee Kemick, Kathy Lampman, Karen Lundin, Andy Thompson and board president Lisa Connelly voted in favor of the budget while Johna Holtz and Dave Parsons opposed.
Cindy Allegretto and Gloria Almquist-Shull were not present at the time of the vote.

Richard W. Luchs

May 14, 2014

Richard W. Luchs, 67, of Houston, Pa., formerly of Las Vegas, Nev., died on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the home of his sister, with his loving family at his side.
He was born May 13, 1946 in Ridgway, son of Ida Luchs Knisley and the late Robert Knisley, and was a Lutheran by faith.

May 12th

Residents learns details of seismic drilling project

May 13, 2014

ST. MARYS – Local property owners residing in the Taft Road area had the opportunity to pose questions about upcoming seismic testing taking place within a 150-square-mile area of a portion of St. Marys.
Seneca Resources hosted a public meeting on Tuesday evening at the Red Fern where representatives explained the testing process.
Currently surveying is taking place with testing starting in the North Fork area.

Ridgway man charged in statutory sexual assault

May 13, 2014

Felony charges of statutory sexual assault and corruption of minors have been filed against a Ridgway man for an alleged sexual assault on a known female, 13.
On May 1, the teenager's mother brought her daughter into the Ridgway Police Department to report that Theodore Michael Carlson, 18, of 133 VanBuren Ave., Ridgway, allegedly had sexual intercourse with her daughter. The girl reportedly said that she knew Carlson well and that the two had dated approximately two years ago.

Children left alone in Johnsonburg home

May 13, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – A Johnsonburg man is charged with endangering welfare of children for allegedly leaving his two children, ages 8 and 6, home alone while he was at work.
On May 5, Johnsonburg police learned through an anonymous phone call that children were left unattended at the home of Michael Lee Wileman, 30, of 407 1/2 First Ave., Johnsonburg. Police arrived at the residence at approximately 3:45 p.m. Two children answered the door after the officer knocked and informed the officer that no one was home with them and that their dad was at work.

Elkers, Rams split doubleheader in final rivalry games

May 13, 2014

For the foreseeable future, Monday was the last time Ridgway and Johnsonburg baseball will play each other.
Next year, they are scheduled to co-op under the Johnsonburg banner as one baseball team and in Monday's doubleheader each team took one victory. Johnsonburg won 1-0 in the opening game before Ridgway finished with a 15-3 win in five innings in the nightcap.

Ridgway boys soccer extended their winning streak to four matches after a 3-1 win over Smethport...
The Ridgway Lady Elkers won the first game of Tuesday’s volleyball match in Kane rather handily, 25...
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team defeated the Johnsonburg Ramettes 3-0 last night in a...